Local Attractions & Tourist Hot Spots

Samuel Johnson said that when a man is tired of London he is tired of life. We believe that if a man, woman or child is bored in East Grinstead then they are also tired of life.


The diversity of things to do in East Grinstead and the surrounding areas is quite remarkable. Whether it is participating in team sports or just watching, or it is outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, fishing or yachting; simple or gourmet eating; culture or chilling out with a glass of wine, we have it.

And when it comes to shopping we have it as well. East Grinstead is not one of the many ‘cloned British high streets’ – our shops are diverse and many privately owned.

If you are interested in history then East Grinstead has it in bucket loads! Medieval buildings, stage coaching, smuggling, munitions for Nelson’s fleet, steam railways and more recently the development of reconstructive (plastic) surgery pioneered by the world renowned surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe during WW2.


Upcoming Local Attraction Events


thu26may7:00 pm10:00 pmNational Theatre Live: Straight Line CrazyChequer Mead Theatre7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

sat28may(may 28)9:00 ammon30(may 30)5:00 pmRoad Meets RailBluebell Railway9:00 am - 5:00 pm (30)

sat28may2:00 pm4:30 pmExciting ScienceChequer Mead Theatre2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

sun29may6:00 pm8:00 pmPop PrincessesChequer Mead Theatre6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


fri03jun7:30 pm10:00 pmT.RextasyChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

tue07jun7:30 pm11:00 pmEG Jazz ClubChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

thu09jun7:30 pm10:00 pmCentre Stage: The Sound of MusicalsChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

fri10jun7:30 pm10:00 pmCentre Stage: The Sound of MusicalsChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

sat11jun(jun 11)10:30 amsun12(jun 12)4:00 pmElderflower sparkling wine workshopWakehurst Place10:30 am - 4:00 pm (12)

sat11jun2:30 pm5:00 pmCentre Stage: The Sound of MusicalsChequer Mead Theatre2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

sat11jun7:30 pm10:00 pmCentre Stage: The Sound of MusicalsChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

sat18jun10:30 am12:00 pmGuided Tour of Historic East GrinsteadFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM10:30 am - 12:00 pm

sat18jun7:30 pm10:00 pmMark Watson: This Cant Be ItChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

sat25jun7:30 pm10:00 pmThe DriftersChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Check out our directory listings below for local attractions & tourist hot spots and find out more about the many things to do in and around East Grinstead.

EGBA Member

East Grinstead Museum

Summary: Come and find out about the history of East Grinstead and the surrounding area, and discover the role East Grinstead played in life changing plastic surgery during the Second World War.
Old Market Yard,, Cantelupe Road, RH19 3BJ
Telephone: 01342302233
EGBA Member

Bluebell Railway

Summary: The Bluebell Railway is a heritage railway and popular tourist attractions, running steam train services between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park.
Bluebell Railway RH19 1EB
Telephone: 01825 720800
EGBA Member

East Grinstead Town Council

Summary: The Town Council consists of 19 councillors who represent 7 wards. Each year the council elects from their number a Town Mayor. The Council conducts its business through four programme committees: Planning Public Services Amenities and Tourism Finance and General Purposes The Planning Committee [...]
East Court Mansion, College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3LT
Telephone: 01342 323 636

Gotwick Horse Drawn Carriages

Summary: Enjoy our Signature ‘Champagne Horse Drawn Carriage Drive Experiences’ in the ‘enchanted forest’ just a stone’s throw from the town. A unique, sensory experience as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of ancient woodlands and hidden [...]
Holtye Road RH19 3PW
Telephone: 07990 593161